Stories by Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

OBX’s special ‘Christmas Houses’
The Facendas’ Kitty Hawk Christmas Land

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
(This is part of an ongoing Voice series on the OBX’s special ‘Christmas Houses’)

Even in the summer months, when the kids in Tony Facenda’s neighborhood ride by on their bikes and see him doing any kind of work in the yard, they are quick to yell out, “Are you working on Christmas?” Full story

Nov 28


The Manteo Candy Drop tradition lives on

Dec. 16 event commemorates the Berlin Airlift and Col. Gail Halvorsen
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

For Karin Edmond, the story of the Berlin Airlift, which brought food and fuel by air to millions of residents of West Berlin during the Soviet blockade following WWII, is a story of survival and freedom. Full story

Dec 7


NOV. 30 to DEC. 31
A new OBX tradition: The 12 bars of Christmas

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
12 different Dare County restaurants and bars now plunging headfirst into Christmas spirit—from the décor and decorations to the food and drink. Full story

Nov 12


Pioneer Theater to host ‘OBX Got Talent’ 

Competition seeks to discover the area’s stars of the future
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

Tryouts begin on Saturday, Jan. 13 for OBX Got Talent as the Pioneer Theater in Manteo sets the stage to discover untapped musical talent on the Outer Banks with the premier of a live multi-night talent contest. Full story

Jan 13


The Tams at the Pioneer—old friends and a family affair

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
It was a standing-room-only show at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo on Saturday, Dec. 23, as the latest version of legendary beach music group, The Tams, sang and danced the night away in a three-hour set that included their 1960s Billboard hits, from “Be Young, Be Happy, Be Foolish” to “What Kind of Fool.” Full story

Dec 27


Family of Sylvester Demetrius Selby says ‘we need accountability’ over his death

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
The family of Sylvester Demetrius Selby, who was shot and killed by a Dare County Sheriff’s Deputy in Manteo on Oct. 2, is launching a lawn sign campaign to raise awareness about the case, which it believes was an unjust killing during a mental health episode. Full story

Nov 22


A new OBX tradition: The 12 bars of Christmas

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
12 different Dare County restaurants and bars are plunging headfirst into Christmas spirit—from the décor and decorations to the food and drink. During the season, each business will completely transform into its own Christmas theme, with special events for all ages throughout the month, including holiday markets, kids’ crafts workshops, ugly sweater and adult gingerbread house contests, toy drives, Christmas karaoke, and more. Full story

Nov 10


OBX Environmental Film Fest

Event organized by Peace Garden Project, sponsored by Dare Arts
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

The Peace Garden Project, a local 501 (c)(3) focused on environmental justice and food justice, is bringing the Outer Banks its first ever environmental film festival next month. Full story

Oct 4


A post on OBX Locals sparks community kindness

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
A recent post on the OBX Locals Facebook site has generated a lot of attention and interaction. And it’s all for a good cause. Full story

Nov 17


All Saints Episcopal to host Holly Days on Nov. 17 and 18

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
If you’ve been to events at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kitty Hawk, one thing is clear: When they do events, they do them big. The largest craft show on the Outer Banks, the Holly Days Bazaar and Arts Festival will take place on Nov. 17 and 18 and will offer paintings from local art icons like James Melvin and Noah Snyder as well as a plethora of jewelry, pottery, soaps, candles and more. Full story

Nov 6


THE WALL THAT HEALS
‘It’s going to be like hallowed ground’

Stirring memories and emotions, The Wall That Heals comes to Dare County
By Maggie Miles  | Outer Banks Voice

The Wall That Heals—a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which tours the country—will be on display in Dare County from Nov. 16 through Nov. 19 at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. Full story

Nov 1


Some Outer Banks ghost stories for Halloween

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
With the Halloween season upon us, let’s not forget some of the scary, ghost-y legends of the Outer Banks. There are those who long ago shuffled off this mortal coil but are still believed to wander their old haunts. And some say they have even seen the shadows of their spirits lurking in the corners. Here are a few of the places you can go if you want to feel spooked. Full story

Oct 27